The family of a mother and daughter who were found deceased at a house in Great Waldingfield earlier this month have paid tribute to them, as a double murder inquiry continues.
They said they were “astounded and comforted” how their daughter and granddaughter “touched the hearts” of so many in the Sudbury community and that they had been struck by “utter devastation” by the tragedy.
Officers were called at just after 9.55am on Thursday, September 8, to reports of concerns for the safety of individuals at a property in Heath Estate.
Entry was gained to the address and a 12-year-old girl and 44-year-old woman were found deceased inside. Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, they have been identified as Jillu Nash and her daughter Louise Nash.
The family of Jillu and Louise have issued the following tribute on their behalf:
“We, the family of Jillu and Louise Nash, have been struck by utter devastation, despair and pain by the tragic way the beautiful little lives of a young mother and a child have ended and from whom we are now separated forever.
“Our only solace is that Jillu and Louise are together in heaven eternally. This catastrophe will never leave us and the pain will stay in our hearts forever.
“We appreciate Suffolk Constabulary’s efforts, which have been honest, sincere and sensitive. They have treated us with great respect and due care, for which we are extremely touched and acknowledge this with gratitude.
“We are also very grateful to Jillu’s neighbours, the people of Sudbury, work colleagues, school teachers, peers, friends and well-wishers. We are astounded and comforted to learn of the way our daughter and granddaughter touched the hearts of so many in the Sudbury community.”
A 46-year-old man who was detained at the crime scene had serious injuries and he remains in hospital under arrest on suspicion of two counts of murder, with his condition described as stable.
Detectives continue to appeal for any witnesses or anybody with any information to contact the Major Investigation Team, by either using the online portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363721O05-PO1 or by calling 101 and quoting reference: 57943/22.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org